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World Monuments Fund honours Baca President
Baca President honoured by WMF

World Monuments Fund conferred the 2015 Watch Award on Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa.

By Suada Hamada/Bahrain Beat

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Published: Sun 25 Oct 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 25 Oct 2015, 9:08 AM

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) conferred the 2015 Watch Award on President of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa in recognition for her efforts to preserve human heritage.
Shaikha Mai is the first Arab personality to receive the honour during the Hardian Gala annual celebration which was attended by 400 invitees and coincided with the 50th anniversary of WMF.
Leadership development programme announced
Nasser bin Hamad Foundation (NBHF) has launched the second in Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa series of leadership programmes for aspiring young leaders in Bahrain.
The programme will be held from January 4 to 7 in 2016. Twenty four Bahraini nationals will be given the opportunity to be apart of a profound learning experience, during which they will develop the leadership skills.
The programme will focus on developing participants' potentials in a number of key areas from the worlds of both personal and leadership development.
It is being run in partnership with Yela! -- a leading global provider of inspiring learning experiences. It is open to any Bahraini national aged 22 to 30 with a desire to learn and make a positive difference.
Fighting cancer with faith and hope
A charity art exhibition that sheds light on the personal experience of a Bahraini woman in fighting cancer with unshakable faith and immovable hope will be held this week in Manama.
"Letters of Hope", a collection of unique Arabic calligraphy paintings, is the brainchild of Bahraini painter and photographer Dayana Al Shaikh who has been fighting cancer and campaigning for the fight against it through a powerful combination of hope and beauty.
The exhibition will be held at the Fashion Court in the Moda Mall and will run from October 26 to 31.
All the proceeds from the sold artworks will be donated to the Child's Wish Society, a Bahraini charity that grants wishes to children suffering from illnesses. The society has organised several morale-boosting events for ill children.
Dayana has been using her skills in photography and painting to highlight the beauty of natural landscapes and sites and to share messages of resolute hope and unwavering fortitude.



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